Alfred Mossman Landon (1887 – 1987) Typed Letter Signed, "Alf M. Landon", 7.25 x 10.5, on is personal letterhead, August 26, 1965, to professor at Nebraska Wesleyan University regarding his campaign speeches, and other material the Department of History professor requested (Landon was at this time in the process of preparing the first in a series of public issue lectures, known as the "Landon Lecture", which would be given the following year, and which continues to this day and has featured numerous world leaders and political figures.) by the American oilman and politician who served as the twenty-sixth Governor of Kansas from 1933 to 1937. He was the Republican Party's nominee in the 1936 presidential election, but was defeated in a landslide by incumbent President Franklin D. Roosevelt who won the electoral college vote 523 to 8. The 1936 Republican National Convention selected Landon as the Republican Party's presidential nominee. He proved to be an ineffective campaigner and carried just two states in the election. After the election, he left office as governor and never sought public office again. In fine condition.